Careers

Over 30 years, we’ve built our practice and our reputation as a creative, professional and service-oriented team. As custodians of that tradition, our people have been selected expressly for their skills, passion, tenacity and ambition. We’re proud of our reputation as a great employer and believe in providing the opportunity, resources and support for you to grow with us.

Many people have found their career paths at Hayball over the years, and you can too.

Current Opportunities

Architectural Visualiser

Melbourne

If you’ve got a great eye for graphics and architectural experience, our Rendering team has an opportunity that will interest you. Hayball seeks an experienced full timer, with a great opportunity to showcase your technical skills in an organic and open team environment. Highly supportive, high in energy and encouraging creativity, our rendering team has a great culture. If you’re a collaborator and keen to be involved in driving team culture, we’d love to hear from you.

Responsibilities and Duties

Clean and prepare 3D models coming from architectural staff

Set up basic materials and lighting in preparation for rendering

Modelling of 3D assets and architectural detail within 3Dsmax

Assist in testing concepts (both interior and exterior)

Assist in preparing Photoshop elements for compositing

Produce high quality architectural images for design development

Maintain 3D library

Assist staff undertaking graphic and presentation work

Collaborate constructively with colleagues, consultants, clients and others to resolve issues, achieve outcomes and drive positive relationships with others

Conduct duties and responsibilities with professionalism: i.e. punctuality, meet commitments made

Producing town planning renders

Providing assistance in completing marketing renders

Modelling 3D assets for the library

Experience and Skills

Advanced 3D modelling skills, with a good eye for composition, materials and colour

Intermediate knowledge of 3ds Max and Sketchup

Minimum of basic Vray skills

Proficiency in Photoshop and sound knowledge of overall Adobe Creative Suite

Familiarity with photographic techniques

Good verbal and written interpersonal skills

Sound understanding of architectural concepts

Excellent time management skills

Personal Qualities and Traits

The ability to manage high volume workload and work under pressure to meet targets and deadlines

Strong visual awareness and an eye for detail

High standard of personal presentation

Self motivated and enthusiastic

The ability to work collaboratively and interact constructively with others to achieve outcomes and resolve issues

The ability to exercise good judgment

Self-confidence and resilience

Working at Hayball

Social Culture

Hayball has grown considerably in recent years, but we continue to strive for an inclusive, connected and engaging workplace within each office and nationally. We want to ensure that individuals feel part of the team and encourage this by creating regular opportunities for everyone to connect in a social and professional exchange.

While events and activities differ across the Hayball studios, there are plenty of opportunities for you to connect with some of the friendliest colleagues you’ll ever have.

Just some of the things that keep us socially active throughout the year:

  • Monday morning tea
  • Annual Christmas Party
  • Friday team lunch
  • Big Cake Bake
  • Sleep at the G
  • Annual Family Day
  • Soup Kitchen Fundraiser
  • Craft Market
  • …and of course, the all-important Hayball archi-soccer team!

Professional Development

As part of an ongoing commitment to professional development, Hayball runs a range of initiatives to ensure everyone has an opportunity to develop their skills and stay up-to-date with the latest industry innovations.

Here’s what we’re currently running:

PMP Program: Graduates working towards registration are supported through the PMP “Practice Makes Perfect” program, which cultivates best practice for their career.

Connect Sessions: This is a fortnightly, informal information session that takes place over drinks and nibbles. With a range of internal and external presenters, these 1 hour presentations are great for connecting with your colleagues.

Design Matters: Recently revived and back by popular demand, Design Matters is a monthly forum that stimulates lively discussion and debate around an esoteric architectural hypothesis.

Architectural Film Night: Each month we inspire conversation and connection by screening a documentary focused film in which “architecture as a character is examined”.

Senior Project Leader Forum: Hayball is about sharing knowledge and ideas. Most often, this is spread across vastly different projects. Our Project Leaders come together on a monthly basis to exchange, touch base and share their insights with each other.

Red Book Talks: Each quarter, the firm gathers to enjoy anecdotal reviews of a pair of projects that are typologically related, one completed and one currently ‘on the boards’. Learned lessons are shared, outputs (good and bad) are reviewed and the accumulated knowledge of important projects is disseminated to the entire team.

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